Drew Thompson

Drew Thompson is a former US Defence Department official responsible for managing bilateral relations with China, Taiwan and Mongolia. He is currently a visiting senior research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is on Twitter @TangAnZhu
Drew Thompson
Drew Thompson is a former US Defence Department official responsible for managing bilateral relations with China, Taiwan and Mongolia. He is currently a visiting senior research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is on Twitter @TangAnZhu

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Opinion | From Singapore to Sweden, China’s overbearing campaign for influence is forcing countries to resist and recalibrate relations with Beijing

From diplomatic hysterics to displays of Chinese patriotism on foreign soil, China’s influence campaign has turned public opinion and forced governments to defend their values and readjust relations.

7 Nov 2019 - 4:48AM

From diplomatic hysterics to displays of Chinese patriotism on foreign soil, China’s influence campaign has turned public opinion and forced governments to defend their values and readjust relations.

From Singapore to Sweden, China’s overbearing campaign for influence is forcing countries to resist and recalibrate relations with Beijing
Opinion | US arms sales shows Taiwan’s security is non-tradeable to the US and key to its Indo-Pacific strategy

It is in the interests of both Taiwan and the US to hew to a force-deterrent policy to turn China towards a peaceful cross-strait reconciliation. For the US, it is also a sign to its allies of its dependability and commitment to regional stability.

15 Jul 2019 - 5:42AM

It is in the interests of both Taiwan and the US to hew to a force-deterrent policy to turn China towards a peaceful cross-strait reconciliation. For the US, it is also a sign to its allies of its dependability and commitment to regional stability.

US arms sales shows Taiwan’s security is non-tradeable to the US and key to its Indo-Pacific strategy
Opinion | As trade war frustrations mount in the G20, Trump and Xi still have a mountain to climb to deal with the thorny issues

Fears are growing of a global recession as the world’s two largest economies remain deadlocked. Xi appears to have little support in Beijing for structural changes, while Trump’s team insists reform of the Chinese economy is the only acceptable outcome.

25 Jun 2019 - 5:43AM

Fears are growing of a global recession as the world’s two largest economies remain deadlocked. Xi appears to have little support in Beijing for structural changes, while Trump’s team insists reform of the Chinese economy is the only acceptable outcome.

As trade war frustrations mount in the G20, Trump and Xi still have a mountain to climb to deal with the thorny issues
Opinion | The US-China trade war should prompt American firms to take a US Inc approach to doing business

US companies should consider expanding supply chains and export markets outside China and moving critical manufacturing back to the US. They have a role to play in protecting the national interest.

15 May 2019 - 4:25AM

US companies should consider expanding supply chains and export markets outside China and moving critical manufacturing back to the US. They have a role to play in protecting the national interest.

The US-China trade war should prompt American firms to take a US Inc approach to doing business
Opinion | The case of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou: what happens when both the US and China play the victim

The US has its own narrative of victimisation to counter the Chinese one: it sees itself as the victim of intellectual property theft. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou is just the biggest case, so far, in the Justice Department’s China Initiative.

20 Dec 2018 - 4:11AM

The US has its own narrative of victimisation to counter the Chinese one: it sees itself as the victim of intellectual property theft. The arrest of Meng Wanzhou is just the biggest case, so far, in the Justice Department’s China Initiative.

The case of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou: what happens when both the US and China play the victim
Opinion | When Xi meets Trump, could the personal touch avert a China-US break-up?

The Chinese president should direct his party to address the issues of fairness and reciprocity that America has raised. The US is determined to compete, but Beijing can still find areas of compromise if it puts its mind to it.

22 Nov 2018 - 4:23AM

The Chinese president should direct his party to address the issues of fairness and reciprocity that America has raised. The US is determined to compete, but Beijing can still find areas of compromise if it puts its mind to it.

When Xi meets Trump, could the personal touch avert a China-US break-up?
Opinion | Trump may or may not meet Xi. But first, Chinese and US generals need to talk

Donald Trump’s cancellation of a nuclear treaty with Russia is also aimed at China; US and China militaries need to forge a pact to enhance regional security.

24 Oct 2018 - 1:59PM

Donald Trump’s cancellation of a nuclear treaty with Russia is also aimed at China; US and China militaries need to forge a pact to enhance regional security.

Trump may or may not meet Xi. But first, Chinese and US generals need to talk
Opinion | US-China trade war is a win-win for Washington (at least in Trump’s eyes)

Beijing has it wrong if it thinks Trump’s trade strategy is about containment, or a spillover of domestic politics. Rather, the president believes China will back down and create a level playing field for US companies, or firms will source imports from elsewhere.

20 Sep 2018 - 6:22AM

Beijing has it wrong if it thinks Trump’s trade strategy is about containment, or a spillover of domestic politics. Rather, the president believes China will back down and create a level playing field for US companies, or firms will source imports from elsewhere.

US-China trade war is a win-win for Washington (at least in Trump’s eyes)
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Magic number
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